Kylin O’Brien’s Supercontinental Migration

“On Great Time,” Closing Reception & Talk: Monday, August 1, 6-8pm


“Supercontinental Migration is an installation exploring the imagined lives of ancient horseshoe crabs and Earth’s land masses via sculptures and a series of paintings wondering at 250 million years of Earthly habitation. The study includes the migration of continents via poetic images of land and water in transitional phases, from Pangaea and Panthalassa to various locations, both real and imagined. A daily movement of the work within the exhibition space, embodies and celebrates the sublimity of millions of years of animal, rock and water shifting – both purposefully and poetically. Each day of the exhibition, the horseshoe crabs’ migration represents a spatiotemporal shift of approximately 16 million years.”—Kylin O’Brien


Kylin O’Brien is known for her multidisciplinary work invoking organically occurring forms, simple symbols and elemental ideas to stimulate wonder and mindfulness. She utilizes both contemporary cultural metaphors and a raw symbolism resonant within ancient imagery, creatures, myths and philosophies to access enduring themes. Her current work is complex, not complicated, and the key to its ideation resides within a willingness to entertain such a subtle, but quintessential, distinction.


Kylin is a New York City born Brooklyn based artist. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Vassar College and a BA (Honours) in Contemporary Creative Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, where she was awarded a part-time lectureship while pursing advanced multimedia studies. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has enjoyed solo exhibitions at Feature INC Gallery in New York and Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn. She has been a Brooklyn Arts Council, Awesome Foundation and Pro Arts award winner. Kylin has created commissioned public work during Art Basel Miami and has had public works on display in Wynwood Miami, West Oakland & Brooklyn. In addition to her studio practice, she is currently directing multiple initiatives, collaborations, workshops and presentations.

Start Date

July 21, 2016

End Date

August 1, 2016


12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


266 W 37th Street

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